John Wiscombe's far-reaching vision for Music Celebrations International (MCI), founded in 1993, following John's involvement with and ownership of several international study and performance tour companies, springs from his own experience as an accomplished musician and seasoned world-traveler. John is a consummate pianist, organist, cellist, and trumpet player. He is also fluent in German and French after having lived abroad for many years. It is John's great love of music coupled with his deep appreciation for the cultures of the world that drives his passion and cements his belief in that magical intersection between travel and music. John understands firsthand the invaluable experience and incomparable education a musical-tour can provide. John started in the travel business working as a tour escort or tour manager for large musical groups performing throughout Europe. His hard-earned knowledge of venues, his worldwide contacts, his basic understanding of performance goals and challenges, and his unerring feel for logistical detail, have all served to make MCI a premier concert tour and music festival organizer. Under John's inspired leadership, MCI features America's most select musical ensembles—including groups of all ages—from orchestras to choirs, from symphonic ensembles to marching bands, in the greatest, most prestigious venues in all international destinations of the world. MCI also manages and/or participates in many domestic festivals and events throughout the United States.